Archaeology Staff Officer

Ancient Sites Recruited in Battle Over Area C

Summary of Developments in 2020  To download as a PDF click here   Over the last few years, we’ve been witnessing an organized campaign by the settlers focusing on what...

Minister of Heritage Initiates a Plan with Severe Consequences for Palestinians in Area C

In the midst of a serious economic crisis and a provisional government, the Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage transferred 24 million shekels on Monday to local councils in the West...

Petition by Emek Shaveh and Palestinians against plan to build lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron has been Rejected

On November 19th, the Judea and Samarea central Planning Committee rejected petitions by Emek Shaveh and Palestinian residents of Hebron against the plan to build a lift for disabled people...

Civil Administration Approves Construction Plan for Lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs

and Acknowledges that the Civil Administration’s Staff Officer for Archaeology was not Involved in the Planning Process Following pressure from Defence Minister Benny Gantz, the Civil Administration Planning Committee approved...

For the First Time in 35 Years: Expropriation Orders for Antiquity Sites in the West Bank

The Civil Administration has issued expropriation orders for the antiquity sites Deir Sam’an and Deir Kala’, northwest of Ramallah. Both sites are located on privately-owned Palestinian property and next to settlements. The expropriation...

Israeli Archaeological Activity in the West Bank 1967-2007

The collection of archaeological sites in this publication are derived from the surveys and excavations conducted in the West Bank since 1967. The scientific publication is accompanied by a map...

Update: In Speedy Procedure Civil Administration to Discuss Plan to Build Lift at Tomb of the Patriachs Next Week

Following pressure from the settlers, the Civil Administration Supreme Planning Committee has booked a discussion of the plan at the Subcommittee for Planning and Licensing on July 28th, just two weeks after...

Civil Administration’s Clandestine Operation Follows Settler Complaints it is not Doing Enough to Protect Antiquities

  Early on Monday, the Civil Administration entered the Palestinian village of Tuqu’ near Bethlehem and took a Byzantine-era baptismal font from near the mayor’s house which is in area...

Update: Tel Rumeida Archaeological Site in Hebron Open for Visitors

This evening, October 16, 2018, the Tel Hebron archaeological site in the city of Hebron will be opened to the public following a decision of the Civil Administration in the...

The exhibition “Finds Gone Astray” opening to the public today at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum opening: Today, Monday (Monday, December 31st), an exhibition called “Finds Gone Astray” will open at the Bible Lands Museum. The exhibition focuses on archaeological finds stolen by...